Actress Emmanuelle Vaugier says that her fellow “Smallville” forged member, Allison Mack, by no means tried to coax her into attending an Nxivm seminar.
The Canadian-born actress informed Web page Six that she knew little concerning the weird intercourse cult that Mack pleaded responsible to being a a part of final yr — and solely vaguely heard of the current HBO documentary concerning the group referred to as “The Vow.”
“I bear in mind listening to about some form of group that was empowering and the best way I heard about it, it was extra of a self-help form of private progress form of program,” the 43-year-old actress stated.
Vaugier, who performed Dr. Helen Bryce on the CW collection, says Mack’s involvement within the cult got here as a “full shock” to her.
“I had no concept of the depths of the darkness of what was occurring there and it’s simply extremely unhappy and scary.”
Nxivm was a self-described self-help group run by Keith Raniere. It’s been referred to as a cult partly as a consequence of a secret society referred to as DOS, by which ladies had been branded and compelled into sexual slavery.
In early 2018, Raniere and Mack, who performed Chloe Sullivan on “Smallville,” had been arrested and indicted on federal costs associated to DOS.
The 38-year-old actress was charged with amongst different issues, intercourse trafficking and compelled labor conspiracy. She pleaded responsible to racketeering costs final yr and is awaiting sentencing.
“Smallville” first started airing in 2001 and ran for 10 seasons.